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RATINGS: 1449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This unique ale begins its life as a powerful and richly sweet stout to which Michigan tart cherries are added. The resulting black brew is complex, sweet and tart with a distinct cherry finish. It will improve with cellaring. Available September - May


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, - DEC 19, 2010
{thoughts} Luxurious, though almost singular, in cherry flavor; a thoroughly well-brewed beer; I suspect, however, that I wouldn’t be inclined to drink more than one in a sitting.

{elements} Dark black brown hue; tight, light tan froth. Aroma wavers between chocolate covered cherries and rum raisin, always with a hint of ground coffee beans underneath. Quick burst of bright cherry flavor followed by a long lasting dark fruitiness and more subtle chocolate undertones; fairly sweet, accented more so by the cherry flavor, plush acidity and soft bitterness. Super velvety texture, medium full body, delicate carbonation.12 oz bottle.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (501) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Tap...haven’t had this in years and I forgot how good this is. Very complex and well balanced with a sweet-tart cherry flavor over roasted malts. Has a fantastic silky bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1087) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Tart cherry prominent, with a mild stout in the back ground. Needs a little time to breathe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (148) - New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2015
Btl 10/08/13 pours an opaque dark dirty motor oil brown color. Huge,thick,dark tan head that vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace on glass. Smells of chocolate,toffee,caramel, toasty grain,a hint of bitter coffee, with some fruity aromas. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate,sour cherries,toffee,and roasted grains. Medium body, lively carbonation,soft yet viscous mouthfeel, smooth tart finish. Ok I did not like this beer at first. As it warmed up and I consumed more it grew on me. This really is a good stout. I wish I had a six pack. I also would have liked to try it fresh. If they used sweet cherries( Washington/Montana) I bet this would be phenomenal!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (88) - - MAR 29, 2015
Very dark and opaque pour, thin dark tan head with a reddish tinge. Light aroma of coffee, chocolate, and fruit. Aggressively sour taste, light but quite distinct cherry-pruney flavor which is impressively dry. Unsweetened chocolate with faint coffee. Cherry seems natural and particularly unsweetened. Interesting and very unique, I very much enjoyed this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
bearohs (11) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Probably the worst idea of a beer bells has had. The smell was good but the bitter cherry did not pair well. Pretty dry for a fruit stout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4138) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, light cherries. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, light bitter. Medium body, light acidity. Very subdued cherry. Meh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Tap at Engine 15 brewery bar, Jacksonville. Pours deep dark brown/black with a slightly off white head. Nice choc cherry aroma. Lots of fresh cherry that offer a nice sour edge then choc and coffee - does what it should do. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Looked like a stout that I would really enjoy. Cherries are overdone and add to much tartness for my taste. A well-crafted beer that just didn’t pull through for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (76) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Opaque pour zero carb zero lacing molasses thick Voltimort!! Coarse bitterness, brandy cherries in there? Dark, approach is serious,


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